About the author:

My research focuses on human behavioral responses to emotionally valenced stimuli—specifically to negative or threatening stimuli—and the mechanisms guiding the development of these responses. More specifically, I examine how early perceptual biases for threat contribute to maladaptive avoidance behaviors, such as those associated with the development of fear and anxiety, and how cognition contributes to children’s learning of adaptive avoidance responses, such as avoidance of contagious people or contaminated objects.

Awards & accomplishments:

Dr. LoBue has authored one book and has one edited volume.

Other information:

Vanessa also wrote a BOLD blog several years ago.